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Alan Gross: Cuba Pact Could Secure Freedom

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Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross asked the U.S. government to sign a non-belligerency pact with Cuba in an effort to obtain his release from a military hospital there.Read More


Bibi Defiant on Plan for New Settlements

By Reuters

Israel will not backtrack on a settlement expansion plan that has drawn strong international condemnation, an official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said on Monday.Read More


Hamas Pleads for Gaza Rebuilding Aid

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Gaza’s prime minister has appealed to Arab states and friends of the Palestinian people to help pay for reconstruction after a week of Israeli aerial attacks on the enclave inflicted damage assessed at between $250 million and $545 million.Read More


France's Hollande: No Sanctions Over 'lllegal' Settlements

By Reuters

France summoned Israel’s envoy in Paris on Monday to tell him that the decision to expand settlement building in occupied territories was illegal and an “obstacle” to reviving peace talks with the Palestinians.Read More


Extradited Jewish Teacher Heckled in Aussie Court

By Forward Staff

A Jewish school teacher accused of child sex abuse was heckled in an Australian court by a victims advocate after being extradited from the U.S.Read More


It's #Catholic as Pope Benedict Joins Twitter

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It’s official. Pope Benedict’s handle on Twitter will be @pontifex.Read More


Gay Israeli Couple Gets Civil Divorce

By JTA

A gay Israeli couple was granted a divorce by an Israeli family court.Read More


Britain and France May Protest 'E1' Settlements

By Reuters

Britain and France on Monday weighed measures against Israel to protest at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to expand settlement building after the United Nations’ de facto recognition of Palestinian statehood.Read More


Harvard Students Get Bogus 'No Jews' Notices

By JTA

Invitations to a fictitious club saying “Jews need not apply” were slipped under the doors of students living in the Harvard University dormitories.Read More


Little East Europe Progress on Nazi-Looted Property

By JTA

Polish leaders repeatedly have reneged on promises to enact a restitution law to compensate for the billions of dollars in property stolen from Jews and non-Jews during and after the Holocaust.Read More





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